Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Maybelline Great Lash - Lots of Lashes

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes (LOL)

I will admit it, I could never understand how the original Great Lash continues to make it on the top products lists year after year.  Back in my Paraben days, I would try it every few years and always end up throwing it in the garbage.  After watching multiple rave reviews of the new Lots of Lashes on You Tube, I decided to give Great Lash another shot.

I know that some people have issues with the shape of the brush.  It took a couple of tries to get the brush going the right direction but I got the hang of it.  I kind of like the brush design, it's the actual mascara that just didn't do it for me.  If possible, it was worse than the original formula that I remembered.

I wore it twice to give it a chance. The first was to work.  That was a very long day. The mascara did make my lashes thick and dark, but it was like being encased in cement.  They felt very spiky and heavy.  When it came time to remove it, the mascara pretty much chipped off and I had flakes all over my face.  That was a very messy removal - and I lost an eyelash.  My second wearing was for Halloween.  It didn't take much to give myself those thick, spiky spider lashes.  I wore this instead of the false eyelashes I bought.  That is not a positive.  It went into the trash directly afterward.

The upside is that many people actually do like this mascara and it is paraben free where the original formula is not.  If you don't mind the hard lash look, you may want to give this one a try.

Price:  $5.49

Aqua (Water) , Paraffin , Potassium Cetyl Phosphate , Cera Alba (Beeswax) , Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax) , Acacia Senegal (Acacia Senegal Gum) , Glycerin , Cetyl Alcohol , Hydroxyethylcellulose , PEG , PPG-17 , 18 Dimethicone , Steareth-20 , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , Sodium Polymethacrylate , Sodium Dehydroacetate , Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil , Hydrogenated Palm Oil , Simethicone , Disodium EDTA , Polyquaternium-10 , Silica , Panthenol , May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) , CI 77007 (Ultramarines) , CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) , Mica , CI 75470 (Carmine) , CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens) , CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green) , CI 77742 (Manganese Violet) , CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide)


  1. Great review I would never have thought that this was paraben free until you pointed it out :)

  2. Thanks. I was kind of surprised myself. Many of the ingredients listings I found for it online are actually for the old formula which contains Parabens. The online stores never bothered to update for the new product. I assumed it had parabens as well until I picked up the package and read the ingredients. That's why it's important to read labels, you just never know!

  3. I could not agree with your post more! I tried this mascara for the first time a couple months ago and mine went to the trash as well. Messy cleanup is a nice way to put what I went through taking it off. I feel your pain.

  4. I would definitely tell my sisters about this product, I'm sure they would probably be getting these soon enough. Thanks for the great review.

  5. Kim Kardashian West recently wrote on her website. The signature uses drug store mascara for a long, dark blow. Call it the "perfect shade of black."